Kuril Islands

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News:Recently,US authorities have put out tsunami warnings after an earthquake has struck Russia’s Kuril Islands.

Facts:

Kuril Islands:

  • It is a volcanic archipelago which separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the north Pacific Ocean.It forms part of the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • The Islands are currently under Russian administration.However,they are also claimed by Japan.

Additional Facts:

Pacific Ring of Fire:

  • The Ring of Fire also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.